Onondaga County Public Library Children's World at Central Library

Book Release!

The Blood of Olympus, the next book in Rick Riordan’s series The Heroes of Olympus, will be released on October 7, 2014.  Before reading Mr. Riordan’s newest book check out his previous titles.


Percy Jackson and the Olympians:

The lightning thief : Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Bk. OneThe Lightning Thief; The sea of monstersThe Sea of Monsters; The Titan's curseThe Titan’s Curse; The battle of the LabyrinthThe Battle of the Labyrinth; The last OlympianThe Last Olympian

After learning that he is the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon, god of the sea, twelve-year-old Percy is sent to a summer camp for demigods like himself, and joins his new friends on a quest to prevent a war between the gods.


There first two books, Percy Jackson & the OlympiansThe Lightning Thief and Percy Jackson. Sea of monstersThe Sea of Monsters, have also been made into movies.


Heroes of Olympus:

The lost heroThe Lost Hero; The son of NeptuneThe Son of Neptune;
The mark of AthenaThe Mark of Athena; The House of HadesThe House of Hades;
The Blood of OlympusThe Blood of Olympus (Place your hold now before it’s released!)

Jason, Piper, and Leo, three students from a school for “bad kids,” find themselves at Camp Half-Blood, where they learn that they are demigods and begin a quest to free Hera, who has been imprisoned by Mother Earth herself.


Kane Chronicles:

The red pyramidThe Red Pyramid; The throne of fireThe Throne of Fire;
The serpent's shadowThe Serpent’s Shadow

After their father’s “research experiment at the British Museum unleashes the Egyptian god Set, Carter and Sadie Kane embark on a dangerous journey across the globe–a quest which brings them ever closer to the truth about their family, and their links to a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs.


Back to School

Get ready for a new school year with these back to school titles.

Monsters love school  Monsters Love School by Mike Austin

Nervous monsters attending school for the first time learn new things, make friends, and sample Chef Octi’s special School Gruel.

Chu's first day of school   Chu’s First Day of School by Neil Gaiman

On the first day of school, a young panda learns about the special things his animal classmates can do.

The little school bus   The Little School Bus by Margery Cuyler

A happy little school bus and Driver Bob wake up early to pick up children, drop them off at school, then head to the garage for some minor repairs.

Back to school, Picky Little Witch!   Back to School, Picky Little Witch! by Elizabeth Brokamp

It’s back to school for the Picky Little Witch. She’ll need a jar of red newts’ eyes, boxes of toads for spell practice, and a black cauldron. But when she and Mama Witch head for Witches R’ Us, the battles begin over which items Mama recommends and which items the Picky Little Witch really wants

On my way to school   On My Way to School by Sarah Maizes

Livi imagines herself as an elephant, a Sherpa leading an expedition up Mount Everest, and a movie star signing autographs as she tries to avoid going to school.

Planet Kindergarten   Planet Kindergarten by Sue Ganz-Schmitt

A young child imagines going off to Kindergarten as a journey to another planet.

The pout-pout fish goes to school   The Pout-Pout Fish Goes to School by Deborah Diesen

Mr. Fish recalls how, on his very first day of school, he anxiously went to one classroom after another watching students do things he could not, until Miss Hewitt showed him to the room that was right for beginners.

B. Bear & Lolly : off to school   B. Bear and Lolly: Off to School by A.A. Livingston

B. Bear, formerly known as Baby Bear, from the classic story “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” realizes the importance of friendship when he and his best friend Lolly attend the first day of school.

Max and Zoe at recess   Max and Zoe at Recess by Shelley Swanson Sateren

Max always seems to be missing something he needs to participate in school recess–can his best friend Zoe devise a system so he will remember everything he needs for school?

Lunch Lady and the video game villain   Lunch Lady and the Video Game Villain by Jarrett Krosoczka

Tech gadgets are disappearing left and right at school, and Lunch Lady must get to the bottom of it!




Central Library will be closed Saturday, August 30th through Monday, September 1st in observance of Labor Day.  The library will re-open on Tuesday, September 2nd at 8:30 am and the upper floors will open at 11:00 am.



Final Week to Sign-Up for Summer Reading

Don’t forget that this is the last week for children to sign-up for the 2014 summer reading program.  Children can report on books they have read until August 22nd.  If a child reads 5 or more books before that date any fines from overdue items will be waived.  Plus the children receive a new prize each week!



Cardboard Challenge Maker Day # 2


Saturday, August 16 1:00-3:00 pm

Stop by and finish the creation you started during our first maker day last Saturday.  Or if you missed our first maker day stop by and create your own project out of cardboard.  This is the final maker day before our game day in October.

This program is for children ages 6-14.  Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.  Registration is required for the maker days.  To register call 315-435-1900 or stop by Children’s World.  

Cardboard Challenge

Maker Days: Saturdays August 9th and 16th 1:00-3:00

Use your creative genius to make games out of cardboard!


Game Day: Saturday, October 11 2:00-4:00

Then come back for the game day and show off what you created.  Plus you can play with the games other challengers created!


This program is for children ages 6-14.  Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.  Registration is required for the maker days.  To register call 315-435-1900 or stop by Children’s World.

Steve Tomecek “The Dirtmeister”

Wednesday, August 6th at 2 pm

Fizz…Boom! READ presents fun with science.  The Dirtmeister will put on a show featuring soda bottle science.



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